Commercial Space

Sep 29, 2022
Analysis is needed determine whether slamming a spacecraft into an asteroid belongs in the Earth’s future planetary defense arsenal.
Sep 16, 2022
Companies say satellites could be refurbished and reused, addressing both costs and environmental concerns.
Sep 13, 2022
New satellite technologies are expected to enable more accurate forecasting of severe weather phenomena.
Sep 09, 2022
Our roundup of the main aerospace and defense stories making the news this week.
Sep 06, 2022
Only one agency has the independence, credibility and technical expertise to investigate.
Oct 03, 2022
U.S. space infrastructure specialist Redwire said it will buy Qinetiq Group’s Space NV business, a provider of integration, equipment and other backbone space systems in Europe, for about €32 million ($31.4 million).
Oct 03, 2022
The new facility will enable the integration of eight satellites onto Virgin Orbit’s LauncherOne rocket.
Oct 03, 2022
The rocket upstart recently shelved its troubled small launch vehicle to focus on developing a larger launcher.
Oct 03, 2022
Firefly Aerospace has recovered from the unsuccessful 2021 debut launch of its Alpha small-satellite booster with a successful follow-on flight test.
Oct 03, 2022
Vulcan’s debut launch, targeted for late this year or early 2023, will send a privately owned lander, carrying payloads for NASA and other customers, to the surface of the Moon.
Sep 30, 2022
The U.S. Department of Defense has released a request for proposals for “Proliferated Low Earth Orbit Satellite-Based Services.”
Sep 28, 2022
The National Reconnaissance Office on Sept. 28 increased its work with commercial space companies, awarding six study contracts for commercial radio frequency remote sensing.
Sep 28, 2022
Over the past two weeks, SpaceX has started selling two “high performance” user terminals.